Monday, October 22, 2001 11:08 AM
I rode it again this weekend (only a 20 minute wait without Fast Pass) and I am still impressed with this ride.  After all of the bugs were worked out I think it was worth the wait. 

It is like no other ride I have ever been on.  It cannot be compared to a coaster or anything else.  It is one of the best examples of Disney doing what Disney does best.  If Mission: Space is built with the same attention...we have a lot to look forward to!

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Monday, October 22, 2001 11:13 AM
I agree.  That ride is so awesome!!  I love watching it go around from the queue and seeing the electricity sparks following it.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 1:02 PM
This is one of the best rides to ever come from disney! It's also by far the best thing at Epcot...w/o it epcot would be even more boring! I can't wait for mission space!
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Monday, October 22, 2001 1:07 PM
Uhhhh... What's Mission Space?
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Monday, October 22, 2001 2:20 PM
I've heard of Mission Space, ohh I can't remember what it was though.  I do recognize the name.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 2:21 PM
what exactly does test track do go around in circles a bunch of tiems
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Monday, October 22, 2001 2:28 PM
Mission space is a going to be a new attraction at Epcot in 2003.  The ride is supposed to simulate zero-gravity in space and will have amazing out of this world (awful pun) theming. on the topic of Test Track, I find it rather dull but still the best ride at Epcot, which is not saying much. I was expecting more speed when inside the building but some of the test were kind of fun.  I guess I was expecting more of a thrill ride akin to the thrills of ToT and instead got more of a "family" ride. It is a fun ride but dissapointing for me.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 2:40 PM
hah... you shoulda seen the version they built for us, Rocket Rods, it sucked majorly
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Monday, October 22, 2001 3:19 PM
Yeah rocket rods really didn't have any theming, and was always breaking down. I never had a chance to ride (lines were way too long) it but heard it reached speeds of 60 mph, although it did not look like it did.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:24 PM
Dude, Rocket Rods main launch was 38 MPH!

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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:33 PM
Test Track is an awsome ride I must say. If Mission Space is as good as they say it will be with all the attention that it is getting(Plus it is from Disney and this type of ride is what they make best). In the next few years epcot might become a pretty good park. Even though I thought that it was fun just to walk around in.

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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:34 PM
Wow!! rocket rods was pathetic, I had heard from a few people that it went 60 mph but we I saw it I had my doubts. I really glad I did not wait 2 hours to ride Rocket Rods!!
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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:42 PM
yeah and they used the old peoplemover track = no banked turns so as soon as you start going "fast" you slow down to like 5 mph to make a turn then you speed up again then you almost stop again then you speed up again then you slow down again and thats pretty much the whole ride
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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:47 PM
Test Track was one of the many highlights of my past trip to WDW.  So much had changed since 1994, and they had so many new rides and a new park!

Test Track:  Excellent ride.The layout is as follows:  Curving Up-ramp to where they check to make sue your seatbelts are on, and then you launch.  Up a hill for the speed test at a pretty nice speed.  90 degree turn after slowing a lot, and down a hill very slowly while going over a ton of bumps and pot-holes to test suspension.  90 degree turn at the bottom into the Brakes test.  First, you test with regular brakes.  You zoom forward, the bakes lock, you spin out, and then re-align on the adjacent straightaway.  This time, you are tested with ABS brakes.  You haul forward, and make the turn perfectly.  Then, it is into the weather chambers.  First, the Cold room, where it is really quite cold.  Next, the heat room, where there are hundreds of hot lamps baking you...literally.  Finally, into the Corrosion room with robots that mist the car and (occasionally) you.  Out of the weather chambers into the real-road test.  You go up a winding mountain road while increasing speed after each turn.  After four tunrs, you reach the top, have a sudden drop at top speed (AIRTIME!) rise up quickly with some strong positive-G's, turn, and then into a very dark tunnel.  You speed through this tunnel when suddenly an 18-wheeler comes out of nowhere and almost kills you...you swerve to avoid.  You enter the final test.  The Crash Test.  As you head towards it, you see a dummy car in front of you smash into a wall.  You turn, and face the crash barrier.  You haul towards the crash barrier and a split-second before you collide, the barrier opens up and you are meant with the outside sun!  You do a quik turn into another quick drop with more airtime.  Time for the SPEED!  You gain quite a lot of speed, into a 90 degree banked turn to the right, then into a banked turn to the right which goes around in a huge circle, finally aligning you with the side of the building.  Inot a LOOOOOOONG straightaway...gaining speed like there's no tomorrow...the speedometer at the end of the straightaway reads 64.9 MPH, and youi enter the final, huge turn over the queue line, all the way around the building, and then flatten out, slow down, and come back into the station.  Excellent ride!

Mission Space will be great, too!  Can't wait to see if they really can simulate Zero-G for an extended period!

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Monday, October 22, 2001 6:39 PM
Yes... It was one of my highlights of my trip to Epcot earlier this year (went on it 5 times).  One of the secrets of Test Track is the fact that it stays open one hour longer than the rest of the park.  Example (my situation this summer):  If the rest of the park closes at 9:00, Test Track closes to 10:00 because of the long lines and the possible malfunctions. I do not know if it is still the case because of the deminishing crowds though (something anyone can check - make sure you talk to the Test Track people)   

About the 64.9 MPH....  It is only a pre-programmed saying.  Most of the time you are going more than that (under 70 MPH though).  I am glad that you are still impressed with the ride, I enjoyed it very much.

_Jesse

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Monday, October 22, 2001 7:48 PM
i hope the Tower of Terror we get at DCA is good and not cheap like most of the stuff theyve been putting in lately

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